Pollution to the lake is magnified by development. With development comes more impervious surfaces – roofs, driveways, parking lots, and roads, which do not allow the infiltration of rain or snow into the ground, and therefore results in increased amounts of polluted stormwater runoff.

Too much stormwater runoff causes flooding and erosion, and carries pollution that results in unclean and unhealthy lakes, ponds, beaches and habitats.